An Evening with Ugly Duckling Presse.
Featuring Diana Hamilton, Jena Osman, Alexis Almeida, and Anna Moschovakis

An evening with the Brooklyn-based publisher Ugly Duckling Presse to launch three new books – Diana Hamilton’s GOD WAS RIGHT, Jena Osman’s MOTION STUDIES, and Alexis Almeida’s I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO SING – with longtime member of UDP’s editing collective, Anna Moschovakis. Hosted by Michael Nardone.

Diana Hamilton writes poetry, fiction, and criticism about style, shit, art, kisses, dreams, fainting, writing, and re-reading. She has published three books—God Was Right, The Awful Truth, and Okay, Okay—as well as some chapbooks.

Jena Osman’s book Motion Studies was published by Ugly Duckling Presse earlier this month. Other books include Corporate Relations, Public Figures, and The Network. She edited Chain Magazine with Juliana Spahr for 12 years, and lives in Philadelphia, where she teaches at Temple University.

Alexis Almeida is the author of I Have Never Been Able to Sing (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), and the translator of, most recently, Dalia Rosetti’s Dreams and Nightmares (Les Figues, 2019), and Marina Yuszczuk’s Single Mother (Spork, 2019). She teaches at the Bard microcollege at the Brooklyn Public Library, and runs 18 Owls Press.

Anna Moschovakis’s books include They and We Will Get into Trouble for This, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (winner of the James Laughlin Award), and English translations of Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s The Possession, and Bresson on Bresson. She is a longtime member of the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and cofounder of Bushel, a collectively run art and community space in the Catskills.

Michael Nardone is a poet and editor based in Montreal. His writings, dialogues, and editorial projects are archived at


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